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Stalagmite Sculptures ( Plaster of Paris Sculptures )

/Stalagmite Sculptures ( Plaster of Paris Sculptures )
I was inspired to make these sculptures after visiting Drach Caves in Mallorca, where stalagmites and stalactites seemed to resemble groups of people. While I was surrounded by this nature-made art, I wanted to emulate nature. Stalagmites are created by the dripping of dissolved calcite over thousands of years; this is what moved me to make these sculptures using the drip method. I wanted to use the same method as nature does, only I didn’t have thousands of years at my disposal. Once the body of the sculpture was created through dripping, the identity of each became visible to me and then I could create the face.
/ Nina Kossman